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Old June 1st, 2008, 06:49 AM   #1781
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anyway it's all written in Korean........I think it's because they are trying to attract more S.Koreans to take part in Malaysia My Second Home Program(MM2H)

and there is one preview video for The Light Waterfront

I'm just wondering how successful the M'sia My 2nd Home programme is in connection with Penang.. Does anyone from Penang actually 'feel' a noticeably higher number of well-heeled and affluent foreigners (not those here on work permits to fill up jobs locals shun) moving around in their midst in the malls, supermarkets etc? When I first read about that now completed project in Tg Bunga comprising 4 40-storey condo blocks (I can't remember what's it called..), I was seriously wondering whether there was a market for them.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 08:51 AM   #1782
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the new prominade looks great! not them pole and sculpture tho.. looks like shit hey..
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Old June 1st, 2008, 10:37 AM   #1783
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The Pearl Rejency construction is started. Wondering it take how long to complete.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 10:38 AM   #1784
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Went to c yesterday, honestly, i really dont like it...esp the material they chose to buid this.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 02:51 PM   #1785
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I'm just wondering how successful the M'sia My 2nd Home programme is in connection with Penang.. Does anyone from Penang actually 'feel' a noticeably higher number of well-heeled and affluent foreigners (not those here on work permits to fill up jobs locals shun) moving around in their midst in the malls, supermarkets etc? When I first read about that now completed project in Tg Bunga comprising 4 40-storey condo blocks (I can't remember what's it called..), I was seriously wondering whether there was a market for them.
same here.........I always see a lot of Japanese/S.Korean families in Gurney Plaza especially in Cold Storage.......If I'm not mistaken over 50% of the Japanese who participated in M'sia My 2nd Home selected Penang as their destination...
since Penang has Dalat International School in Batu Ferringi and a Japanese school in J.Perak...
and now Fairview International School has opened in Bukit Jambul...
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Old June 1st, 2008, 02:57 PM   #1786
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really really cool....but is it under the light project? if not then create a new threat for this project plz

I don't think it's under The Light Waterfront project......since it's located behind Tesco.......the reason why they include the illustration of The Light Waterfront is (in my opinion) to promote The Light Waterfront as well since they are under the same company
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Old June 1st, 2008, 08:15 PM   #1787
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If that photo has the right scale, then maybe we can assume that the towers in The Light waterfront project is just a little taller than Pearl Regency...but it is time to have more full glass claded building, for the moment, it is pretty rare outside KL...
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:25 AM   #1788
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another mall coming up..
there are too many malls in penang island...omg
penang will be the second shopping paradise in Malaysia


i belif its a lifestyle mall n not like a huge shopping mall... lifestyle mall totally smaller...a good xample like Bangsar Shopping Ctr, Great Eastern Mall and Hartmas Shopping Ctr in KL..their target only for the people in that area..
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 10:19 AM   #1789
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yeh! the koreans gonna turn penang into pusan! yahh!! even better if they colonize penang!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 11:32 AM   #1790
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:36 PM   #1791
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a massive project, i supposed
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:02 PM   #1792
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If that photo has the right scale, then maybe we can assume that the towers in The Light waterfront project is just a little taller than Pearl Regency...but it is time to have more full glass claded building, for the moment, it is pretty rare outside KL...
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I think the upper part of the towers have been erased in this picture.....
hopefully they will follow the original rendering
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:11 PM   #1793
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Hi all. If it isn't too much of a trouble to anyone, could someone please take a picture of the construction of Pine Valley Business Centre (yea, fancy name). It's developed by Lone Pine Group of Companies, located on Jalan Paya Terubong, directly in front of the cemetery.

Thanks!! =)
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 11:11 AM   #1794
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From leasehold to freehold
Leaseholders of state land have welcomed Penang’s new land policy allowing them to convert their property to freehold status as it would mean an increase in property prices.

Pioneer Bayan Baru resident and the area’s Rukun Tetangga chairman Chai Tsing Boo, 64, said he would meet with the township’s various residents associations (RA) and Bayan Baru MP Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim to discuss the procedures for getting their residential leasehold titles converted.

“Everything we know so far is from the media. I think it is important to speak to a state representative who can advise us on what needs to be done so that we can submit the relevant forms collectively,” he said.



According to Chai, “thousands and thousands” of Bayan Baru township homeowners would benefit from the policy as a majority of the homes there were built by the Penang Development Corporation (PDC).

“Developed in 1974, my single storey terrace house was under the first phase of PDC’s Bayan Baru development comprising 477 single-storey terrace houses and 74 units of single-storey semi-detached houses.

“The unit was originally priced at RM29,500. Today, despite being a 99-year leasehold property, the value has increased by sevenfold.

“Some of my neighbours who have renovated their homes managed to sell them for about RM300,000,” he said, adding that there was “about 30 years” left on his lease.

“Of course I will take advantage of the conversion policy because I want to leave our family home to my children,” he said, adding that under the last administration, a similar conversion policy was allowed but only for certain areas.

Food outlet owner Azhar Ramli and his mother, Halijah Yusof, were both unaware of the new policy but welcomed the news.

“Between my two siblings and me, we own two commercial shop lots and four flats in Bayan Baru – all are 99-year leasehold properties by PDC.

“We definitely want to convert our residential titles and will find out more at the Land Office on the procedures involved. Hopefully the premium won’t be too high,” Azhar, 36, said.

Halijah was “very happy” but hoped the policy could be extended to include conversion of commercial leasehold units into freehold titles as well.

A photographer who only wanted to be known as Ch’ng, said he would not be “rushing” to convert his land just yet.

“We don’t know how long it will take for the re-alienation to take place. If it is within six months, then I will consider.

“For people like us who are not planning on selling our units, the increase in value after conversion doesn’t really make a difference. In fact, we may end up paying more in assessment after conversion,” the 56-year-old said.

Penang Development Corporation Properties Sdn Bhd (PDCP) chief executive officer Osman Kallahan said he was in “total agreement” with the new land policy as it would benefit the rakyat.

“The change in title will add value to the property, making it more ‘bankable’. This will allow PDC home owners to upgrade their lives and standard of living,” he said, adding that prior to 2005, all PDC development projects in the state were leasehold properties.

“In the past 35 years, PDC had built 22,000 homes but since PDCP was incorporated three years ago, we have developed four freehold projects on the island and mainland.

“With this new policy, we hope to focus on building freehold properties from now on so that we can offer home owners a more valuable title," he said.

Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) Penang chairman Datuk Jerry Chan lauded the new land policy as it would prevent property prices from dipping.

"Generally, property prices always appreciate in value but if you own a leasehold property, the prices of the land or unit will fall after a certain period.

"For example, if you have a 99-year leasehold property, chances are you will not be able to sell it for a good price if you only have about 20 years left on the lease.

"Furthermore, a leasehold property can only remain in the family for two or three generations - which is not long at all," he said, adding the home owners still preferred to purchase freehold over leasehold property if given choice.

"Just look at Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

"A freehold title can easily fetch between 25% and 30% more in market as compared to a 99-year leasehold property. At the end of the day, a freehold title will give you peace of mind because it is more tangible - you can renovate it and give it to your children without worrying," he said.

Raine & Horne International senior partner and property consultancy director Michael Geh agrees.

"I believe conversion will result in an immediate property appreciation of over 30%.

"Lim's new land policy is definitely a good decision as it provides certainty for land title holders," he said, adding that the majority of PDC's residential developments were leasehold titles.

"My advise is to apply for the conversion but let your lawyer and bank handle the legal documentation process for you," he said.

Geh also noted that the decision to allow commercial and industrial leasehold owners to extend their 66-year lease to 99 years would instil "confidence" in leaseholders in investing in their companies.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 02:56 PM   #1795
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too expensive dude.. high mainteinance fee..
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Old June 4th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #1796
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Hi all. If it isn't too much of a trouble to anyone, could someone please take a picture of the construction of Pine Valley Business Centre (yea, fancy name). It's developed by Lone Pine Group of Companies, located on Jalan Paya Terubong, directly in front of the cemetery.

Thanks!! =)
I passed by it a few days ago and they are installing the huge glass windows. maybe will be completed end of this year. I'll snap some pics next time.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #1797
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I passed by it a few days ago and they are installing the huge glass windows. maybe will be completed end of this year. I'll snap some pics next time.
Thanks man. =)

How's your overall perception towards that project, or any project by Lone Pine for that matter? How does everyone here think about them? I know they are not large scale, big time developer like IJM, Ivory, Hunza, E&O and others, but I haven't seen much, if any, post about them here.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #1798
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found this but not sure whether dis is new





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Old June 5th, 2008, 06:07 AM   #1799
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i guess it's new. Baverly Hills used to have landed properties only..
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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #1800
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i guess it's new. Baverly Hills used to have landed properties only..
The condo is opposite Coastal Towers..the bungalows are further up in front of Straits Regency condo.
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